Welcome to Computer Club at WMU. We're glad to have you, and hope that the club will prove to be an invaluable resource for you. Usually, set up is done in the physicial computer club room, but since we can't do that right now, here is a guide on how to get set up yourself.
Computer Club hoests a variety of services for use by club members:
- Video/Voice Chat
- Server Space
To gain access to all of these features, you'll have to sign up for an account through our system. If you would like to sign up to join the club email email@example.com and someone will be able to set you up with credentials to log in!
Computer Club self-hosts a chat service using the matrix protocol. Our chat server is hosted on a server that is held physically in WMU's engineering building. The the open source client we use is called Element but you may some times hear it called by previous names like Riot or Vector.
There are multiple methods for logging into our chat, our website and a mobile app.
Via Our Website
To log into chat from our website start by clicking the "Chat" tab on the homepage or by visiting cclub.cs.wmich.edu/chat
From here you can log in with your credentials
Element Desktop App
You can also download a standalone desktop app to access chat. Find the instructions to install on Windows, MacOS, and Linux here. Since the matrix protocol is decentralized, you have to tell the desktop app where our chat server lives to find us. Before entering your credentials, click "change"
Enter https://cclub.cs.wmich.edu as the homeserver URL
Now you can proceed to login like you would on our website.
The Element App for Andriod and IOS
You can download the element app on your phone and log in from there.
Select "Sign In" and provide your credentials.
Upon first log in you will not be in any rooms. You may recieve a request to join a direct message with our bot. To join rooms on our website click the "Explore" button in the upper left.
On the desktop client find the compass icon labled "explore rooms" in the upper left next to the search bar.
From here join our main room #geeks where we can guide you further or join any other rooms you may find interesting!
Computer Club has a wiki on our website where you can find articles about various random computer club things. To view any link that isn't marked public you'll have to log in at the top right side of the page
We also host an instantce of jitsi at https://clubmeetings.cs.wmich.edu where you can start a voice or video chat with other club members. When starting a new room you will have to use your credentials to log in.